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Research At the College

Centers and Institutes


The College is home to many interdisciplinary centers and institutes. These centers provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary research and collaboration and in turn affect the application of this research in community schools and in policy development.

*Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture (CCRC)
This Center, housed in the Department of Human Development, facilitates collaborative research projects on social, cognitive, and emotional development, coordinates a weekly colloquium and seminar series, and hosts Visiting Scholars from around the world.

*Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI)
The Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention (CECEI) conducts high quality research on early childhood education and early intervention programs in order to inform state and federal policy, to translate research into scalable education programs and best practices, to build capacity in schools and communities and to promote family engagement in their childrenís education.

*Center for Integrated Latent Variable Research (CILVR)
CILVR is a center whose goal is to serve as a national and international focal point for innovative collaboration, state-of-the-art training, and scholarly dissemination as they relate to the full spectrum of latent variable statistical methods.

*Center for Mathematics Education
The Center for Mathematics Education (CfME) in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL) is a nationally prominent center for research, development, teaching, and service that builds knowledge addressing improvement in the mathematical education of all students, especially those from ethnic and racial minorities in urban settings.

*Center for Science and Technology in Education
The Center for Science and Technology in Education provide courses for the professional study of science education in both formal and non-formal settings and at levels from elementary through university.

*Center for Young Children (CYC)
The laboratory school provides a sound early childhood program for children from 3 to 5 years of age. Children study their world by questioning, hypothesizing, and summarizing information on how the world works. The mission is three fold: Educating preschool and kindergarten children; providing professional opportunities for both pre service and veteran teachers; and supporting research on how children develop and learn.

*Institute for Child Study

*Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth (ISECY)
The Institute is a development and service organization designed to address a broad array of issues in special education. It is a problem-centered organization that allows university faculty the opportunity to work together on serious issues and problems affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities.

* Maryland Assessment Research Center (MARC)
MARC provides support to the range of assessment activities in the State, the region and nation by conducting basic and applied research to enhance the quality of assessment practice and knowledge. MARC is a project of the Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation (EDMS) program in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology.

*Maryland Equity Project (MEP)
The mission of the Maryland Equity Project is to improve public education by stimulating an informed public policy debate about the quality and distribution of educational opportunities in the state. The Project also serves an education function by providing graduate students at the University of Maryland an opportunity to observe legislative processes, engage policymakers in discussions about education issues, and explore how to make research more accessible to education leaders. Through independent research, policy briefs, data briefs, and seminars, the Project engages policymakers and educators across the state to promote the effective use of research in policy and practice.

*Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education (MIMAUE)
A large scale research and outreach Institute working collaboratively with K-12 partners to raise minority achievement and improve urban schools.

*Maryland Language and Literacy Research Center (MLLRC)
The Center will bring together individual faculty members (and their students) with different perspectives and research traditions to generate broader language and literacy research initiatives to make a greater impact on policy and practice in the field.

*Multilingual Research Center (MRC)
The MRC is committed to promoting research and outreach related to multilingualism, multilingual communities, and the education of multilingual populations.